Side by Side Beachfront Sapphire Beach Condos [#325193ha] | View Property
1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)
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The view was incredible from the balcony! And that would have been enough to get the 5 stars, you are 20 ft from the ocean, you can hear the surf at night. Sunrise is directly in front of you and rises over St. John. The condo is clean, and nicely decorated. The king bed, fantastic. There are wooden room dividers that you can pull closed for privacy, or move out of the way for an ocean view. Everything was well maintained and new. Nice stone tile in the bathroom, well ventilated and no bad island smells. We felt so comfortable here. Just loved it! Sheila sent us a long email with information on where to eat and places to visit. We went to fish tails and Molly Maloney. Although we were going to go to Coki beach, we ended up just staying at Saphire beach for the 2 days we were here. It is beautiful, there were free chairs and snorkeling equipment, places to sit in the shade on the waters edge, great snorkeling and a nice pool.there is a restaurant by the pool up the hill from the marina, (not far). That had the best fish and chips! The fish was locally caught and so delicious. You have to try it. I will definitely return. Thanks for creating a great place in paradise.
- Guest California girl (Los gatos, CA)
- Date of stay 03/14/13
- Review Submitted 03/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Sapphire and at my condo. Can't wait until you come back! Sheila
Couldn't have asked for anything more!!!
Couldn't have asked for anything more!!!
This was our second stay with Sheila in the past year (previously, Mar '12 in D211) and everything was as perfect as we remembered! While this unit doesn't have the wrap around balcony of D211, we loved the kitchen and bath so we left undecided about which was our favorite unit! Sheila is an "on sight" owner and the attention to detail she puts into her units is exceptional. The "Heavenly Beds" are such a treat it makes getting up in the morning a little too difficult considering you're in paradise! The views from Sapphire and Sheila's condos in particular are indescribable. Pictures don't do them justice. The ocean is 20 feet from your balcony and listening to the waves roll onto the shore is priceless for us! As for Sapphire, we think it's the best beach on the island and with it's proximity to Red Hook (1/2 mile) everything you want is within 2 minutes it's impossible to beat this location. That said, we definitely recommend renting a car as we like to explore the island and head over to St. John by car ferry. We've looked at Secret Harbor (another favorite beach) and few other places but the units really don't compare to Sheila's. If you can rent through Sheila go no further, units no where on the island are better. Rent with confidence, you'll love this place! Thank you again for everything Sheila!!! We hope to be back soon.
- Guest Chris W.
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 01/14/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Chris - thank you for your great review. I'm so glad that you took the time to write. It's always a pleasure to have the two of you here. I enjoyed our conversations and look forward to your return. Sheila
I Am Soooooo Moving to St. Thomas!
I Am Soooooo Moving to St. Thomas!
We just returned from a stay at this owner's unit right next door to this one, which is a corner unit and very nice. We usually stay at 5 star resorts and believe me when I say that I am very fussy, but lately we have been enjoying the better situated condo properties so that we can have our bfast and coffee privately & have a much better view than ANY of the resorts on St. Thomas could give. Personally, I think this unit would be just as nice as the corner if the corner unit is not avail. because of this building's situation on the beach. The units are very clean and provide everything one would need and also have beach chairs avail on the beach or you can use the ones that you carry that are in the unit. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you need and everything worked perfectly. The air wkd great, the shower pressure and water temps, great, I found NO fault with staying here. The marina is right next door and is nice to be able to walk the docks. I have NO complaints about the units that this owner provides. The buildings are a little in need of some care, but the location and the pool situation cannot be beat. The pool is two levels and sits on a little piece of land with ocean on both sides. The views from the pool are beautiful. Also, staying here will get you to go out and find the restaurants which have great atmosphere and incredibly friendly people. Being the over planning, high maint traveler, Sheila was great. When we first arrived, there was some construction going on in the bldg next to us and there was jackhammering. I can't imagine anyone not freaking out at the thought of hearing a jackhammer while on vacation hoping to hear nothing but ocean. Anyway, pre-trip, Sheila gave me her # in case there was anything I needed. I never would have imagined that she would even answer the phone so that I didn't have to leave a message, but she also immediately addressed the situation. Before coming over to our unit, she first stopped by where the construction was going on to get the full story so she could report back to us. When she arrived, like 10 mins later, she had the good news that they would be working another 30 mins that day and about 3-4 hrs the next, which we never heard. I didn't expect such a quick and understanding response, she even offered us another unit and offered to make us painkillers if it was too much to bear the next day. Ppl talk about "island mentality", well, not with this owner. We'll be back!
- Guest cupcake (atlanta)
- Date of stay 06/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Three weeks ago I was lucky enough to be on vacation at Sapphire Beach. We were there from 5/22 thru 5/27. Another perfect pick was the condo that we rented, Seaside by Side. I can't think of anything we needed or wanted that was not included in the rental. Sheila's condo is very nicely done & very comfortable. I really like the tiled shower with glass door, the glass door offered more light & seemed cleaner than a curtain.The condo is a end unit so there are more windows & the balcony is larger. One of the best parts of the day was spent on the balcony, watching the sun come up, with a cup of Puerto Rican coffee. Our trip was shared with friends who rented Sheila's other condo. We opened the doors on the balcony which really increased the space. You can spend time together but you also have your own space. I would recommend these condos for couples who are doing vacation together. Renting from Sheila was easy & she offered good suggestions on things to do & places to eat. The pictures on her site are very accurate. The condo size & layout is perfect for a couple. Most of our time was spent at the beach but when the day was over we had a clean, comfortable, updated place to relax & make plans for the next wonderful day. I would rent this condo again! Thank you so much for sharing your part of paradise with us. Sapphire Beach is just that, Paradise.
- Guest Island Girl (Tennessee)
- Date of stay 05/22/11
- Review Submitted 06/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Stayed for 5 nights in the condo, which was clean, modern, and well-maintained. Even better than I had imagined. Sheila was an excellent host, making sure we had everything we needed, from a ride to the airport, to advice on island attractions, to fluffy pillows. The bed was comfortable and the shower was nice and hot. The view from the condo is stunning, and the beach at Sapphire is top notch - we visited some others, but decided it was really our favorite. Good snorkling right outside your door... We look forward to coming back one day!
- Guest Matt (Alexandria, VA)
- Date of stay 12/27/10
- Review Submitted 01/08/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review! It was great having you at our paradise retreat. We look forward to you coming again.
We had the best time in this beautiful condo! It exceeded our expectations which were already very high, and after seeing most of the beaches in St Thomas we think that Sapphire is the most beautiful of all. We hope to return soon and if we do we will definitely stay here again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/21/10
- Review Submitted 02/21/10
Condo was beautiful! Absolutely just like it appears in the photos. That patio makes the place with breakfast with an ocean view, and dinner under the stars. Also, the bed was the best I've ever slept on! Never had a more peaceful and perfect 4 day weekend. Little issue with hot water not working upon arrival, but owner was very quick to send someone to resolve immediate. A very minimal hiccup in what was a fantastic trip! Thank you!!
- Guest Rachel68 (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 12/28/09
- Review Submitted 12/28/09
WOW!! Positively stunning!! We have travelled the Caribe on cruises for the past 16 years and have seen most of the islands. This is the first, but not the last time we will stay "on island". It will be at Sapphire in Sheila's condo. Total relaxation, best views, clean, every possible convenience. Great owner to work with. One absolute great experience. We are already planning our return.
- Guest Wayne & Patti Smith (Medford Lakes, NJ)
- Date of stay 11/25/09
- Review Submitted 11/25/09
I loved this place. I can not stop talking about the view and the quality of this place. It took a little time getting used to traffic on the left, but as the island offers so many things to see, you just forget about it. The unit was wonderful, the kitchen amenities far superior to my cooking skill and definitely made life easier when we ate at 'home'. Sunrises were spectacular. I actually have of it as my computer wallpaper and everyone asks me about it. I just can't say enough. I really liked the option of renting 2 units side-by-side, the balcony features a full size privacy fence with a door, so we could hook up with our friends very easily.
- Guest Kim & Fred (-)
- Date of stay 03/01/09
- Review Submitted 03/01/09
You absolutely have to experience this place to know what I'm really talking about. It is fabulous! The condo is very classy, with the best of everything you want in a home. The view of the ocean and nearby islands is breathtaking, and my personal favorite is that you are literally 20 steps from this beautiful beach. I'd love to just live there!
- Guest Janet50 (Vernon Hills, Illinois)
- Date of stay 02/03/09
- Review Submitted 02/03/09
We stayed at one of the Seaside by Side condos and it was perfect! The views from the balcony are breathtaking and the sound of the waves tranquil. The unit literally is just feet from the water. The location is ideal with it being just a few minutes from the ferry to St. John. The long stretch of beach on the property is one of the nicest on the island. We played tennis every day and were able to cook full meals in the kitchen with all of the appliances provided. The condo is modern,updated and very clean. We slept well in the comfy beds. The only regret was having to come home!
- Guest Rich & Debbie1 (Ingleside, IL)
- Date of stay 01/27/09
- Review Submitted 01/27/09
My husband & I just got back from staying in in one of the Seaside by side units. Our friends stayed in the one adjacent to it. We had so much fun on the island. The views from this unit are breathtaking. The unit itself is gorgeous, clean, and we had everything we needed in the kitchen to make wonderful meals and eat them out on the balcony looking at St. John (which was only 10 mins. by ferry) away. We will definetly go back. How could we not, waking up everyday in paradise....Just lovely.
- Guest Rita16 (Illinois)
- Date of stay 01/26/09
- Review Submitted 01/26/09